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Overview

Vulnerability Score 9.3 9.3
CVE Id CVE-2008-2540
Last Modified 07 Mar 2011 10:09:20
Published 03 Jun 2008 11:32:00
Confidentiality Impact COMPLETE COMPLETE
Integrity Impact COMPLETE COMPLETE
Availability Impact COMPLETE COMPLETE
Access Vector NETWORK
Access Complexity MEDIUM
Authentication NONE

CVE-2008-2540

Summary

Apple Safari on Mac OS X, and before 3.1.2 on Windows, does not prompt the user before downloading an object that has an unrecognized content type, which allows remote attackers to place malware into the (1) Desktop directory on Windows or (2) Downloads directory on Mac OS X, and subsequently allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on Windows by leveraging an untrusted search path vulnerability in (a) Internet Explorer 7 on Windows XP or (b) the SearchPath function in Windows XP, Vista, and Server 2003 and 2008, aka a "Carpet Bomb" and a "Blended Threat Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability," a different issue than CVE-2008-1032. NOTE: Apple considers this a vulnerability only because the Microsoft products can load application libraries from the desktop and, as of 20080619, has not covered the issue in an advisory for Mac OS X.

Vulnerable Systems

Application

  • Apple Safari 3.0

  • Apple Safari 3.0.1

  • Apple Safari 3.0.2

  • Apple Safari 3.0.3

  • Apple Safari 3.0.4 Beta

  • Apple Safari 3.1

  • Apple Safari 3.1.1


References

CERT - TA09-104A

XF - apple-safari-windows-code-execution(42765)

VUPEN - ADV-2009-1029

VUPEN - ADV-2009-1028

VUPEN - ADV-2008-1706

SECTRACK - 1022047

BID - 29445

MS - MS09-015

MS - MS09-014

MISC - http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/advisory/953818.mspx

MISC - http://www.dhanjani.com/archives/2008/05/safari_carpet_bomb.html

CONFIRM - http://support.nortel.com/go/main.jsp?cscat=BLTNDETAIL&id=871138

CONFIRM - http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2009-133.htm

SECTRACK - 1020150

SECUNIA - 30467

APPLE - APPLE-SA-2008-06-19

MISC - http://blogs.zdnet.com/security/?p=1230

MISC - http://aviv.raffon.net/2008/05/31/SafariPwnsInternetExplorer.aspx


Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:47:54